Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

  WJU News
  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 AM
  Alumni, Athletics, Academics, Student Services, WJU News, Service

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling Jesuit and what they have experienced during their time on campus. This series will also allow potential students, alumni, donors and the community to get to know the student body.

The two students highlighted are Marcel McCaskill, class of 2019, and Lauren Rose, class of 2022.

Marcel McCaskill

"What initially drew me to Wheeling Jesuit was my ability to run track and field on an athletic scholarship while not being to far away from home since I am from Pittsburgh, PA. Overall, my favorite thing about Wheeling Jesuit is the level of comfortableness with establishing myself within the student-body. It’s not everyday you meet someone with a unique personality that involves walking and talking into a camera all the time. The student-body is so intrigued with what I do that it trickles into my classes. Bringing a diverse, creative perspective to Wheeling Jesuit makes me stand out and helps me be seen as a leader. My time at the University has improved my character in general, encouraged me to come out my shell and excel in leadership positions, such as Campus Activities. I will graduate this May with a Bachelor's in Media Communications and a minor in Fine Arts."

Lauren Rose 

"I chose Wheeling Jesuit for the great academic programs and the warm and welcoming feeling you receive when you arrive on campus. My hometown is Wheeling, so I am a local student. I had always planned on staying close to home so Wheeling Jesuit seemed like the perfect fit. I am majoring in exercise science, and I will graduate in 2022. I hope to continue on to physical therapy. My favorite aspect of Wheeling Jesuit is the small class sizes that enable one on one time with the professors as well as a sense of comfort knowing that you are not just another number in a classroom full of students. On campus, I am involved in HESS (Help Enrich Someone Special), and I also attend a weekly women’s prayer group and volunteer when the opportunity is available. Recently, I went with a group of students to the Gabriel Project, here in Wheeling. I am also a student worker in the Business Office on campus. With just finishing my first semester, I have high hopes for the years to come in discovering what other aspects Wheeling Jesuit has to offer. So far, all of my expectations prior to the start of the year have been exceeded."

Please visit the official campaign website, or contact Janet Nolan at 304-243-8166 or, for more information regarding how to support Wheeling Jesuit University.

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.

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